Around North Hagerstown

October 19, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Longmeadow Lions Club

The Longmeadow Lions Club will feature a program presented by a candidate for a service dog at its Thursday meeting.

She will be speaking about getting the word out to the community about awareness of service dog uses other than for the blind.

For more information, call Lion Talbert at 301-739-2815.

Please note, the new start time for the meeting is 6:15 p.m. at Always Ron's.

The Longmeadow Lions will conduct vision screenings Thursday for the Northern Cross preschoolers at First Christian Church.

A like-new "Buzz About" scooter was recently donated by the Longmeadow Lions to the Western Maryland Hospital Center.

The club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Hurley orchestra

On Saturday, the Marvin Hurley Alumni Orchestra will perform its second annual concert at North Hagerstown High School at 7 p.m. The theme of this year's concert is "An Evening with Marvin 'Pops' Hurley," featuring music from Broadway and TV shows.


Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

TOPS Chapter 446

TOPS 446 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter members were happy with the net loss recorded last week. Eva took honors as the "Thinner Winner."

Janet presented awards for various achievements to the TOPS and KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) members. Carol S. was chosen the Shining Star for the month. Beverly, already welcomed back as a visitor, became an active member once again.

Frankie gave an overview of the TOPS "Tool Box" program, which she presented in the spring. Resulting from her follow-up contest, she declared 11 participants to be those with the highest scores. They were then given the opportunity to choose from an assortment of prizes that were crafted or sold by community merchants.

For more information about the group, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

St. Mary Catholic School

Story/craft time - The next story/craft event for 3- to 5-year-olds is scheduled for Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Contact Mrs. Milsom if interested at 301-733-1184.

Tag Day - Friday will be an out-of-uniform day for all students who make a donation. The proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Bonanza - Tickets are on sale for the school bonanza set for Saturday, Nov. 7.

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Oct. 12 was the chapter's T-shirt day and September monthly awards presentation. The chapter had another week with a net loss. In September, 78 members weighed in, with 34 members having perfect attendance. Maida Law had perfect attendance and no gains for the month. The chapter did not have a Division I winner. Division II winner was Rosemary Gill. KOPS at or below goal for the month were Bea Myers, Mildred Hluchy, Cindy Ryder, Mary Reid, Madalyn Keller, Bonnie Henry and Deloris Hays.

Judy Slate was given charms for reaching one-quarter and halfway to her goal. The Shining Stars for the month were Betty Jones and Louise Kline.

The chapter also presented the chapter challenge for the months of July through September. KOPS who were at or below their goal for the three months were Mildred, Mary, Bea, Cindy, Madalyn, Imogene and Deloris. Fifteen members had perfect attendance. Elsie Horst and Janice Frye had six consecutive weeks with a loss, and Pat Horning, Kenny Norris, Rosemary Gill, Janice Frye, Debbie Hardin, Pauline McAfee, Rita McPherson and Judy Slate had losses each month.

After the awards, the chapter KOPS, Joan Budny and Nancy Itnyre, gave tips on how they maintained their status.

The chapter welcomed new member Rhonda Shrader to the group.

Today, the chapter will have a Chinese raffle and open discussion.

The group is collecting cards for the troops and working on its contest for October titled "Pounds for the Hungry."

Angie Youngblood won the "Get-R-Done" contest with a 7 1/2-pound loss.

For more information about the group, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Open house

The North Hagerstown High School IB Parent Organization will sponsor an open house Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school library.

Mr. Jackson, IB coordinator, will provide an overview of North High's IB program. Parents of IB alumni and the IB teachers will be available to answer questions.

Recital planned

Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church, at 1525 Oak Hill Ave., will host an organ recital by Felix Hell Sunday at 4 p.m.

The performance is part of Concerts on the Hill, an outreach through the arts at Saint Ann.

Hell is an internationally known organist who is pursuing doctoral studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. His selections will span several musical genres, from Bach to modern composers. All are invited to the event, which is free and will be followed by a reception in the Parish Center. For more information, contact Peter Hommel, music director, at 301-733-0410, ext 17.

Women's Club news

The Women's Club will hold a cooking class at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

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